Judith A. Olech
Judith A. Olech
  • July 7, 1938 - September 25, 2017
  • Orlando, Florida

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Serenaded by her husband and children, Judith Ann (Brandel) Olech (Age 79) was escorted into heaven by Archangel Azrael on September 25, 2017, following 18 years of challenges with breast cancer.

She was valedictorian of the second graduating class of Bishop Moore High School. The day after Christmas, 1957, she married her high school sweetheart Ray Olech.

Judie and Ray raised their four children in Saint Andrew Parish where she was involved with Girl Scouts, Home and School Association and school sports teams. She made sure that all her children were college educated as well as skilled in cooking and sewing.

She inherited her father's artistic gifts and enjoyed painting and became accomplished in mosaics. She and Ray created glass art in the form of stained glass and dichroic glass pendants.

As manager of the legal department of the City of Orlando for over 25 years, Judie graduated Summa Cum Laude form Hamilton Holt School (Rollins College) with art history degree in 2001.

She delivered for Meals On Wheels, was active in Outreach Love youth tutoring ministry and was a Eucharistic Minister for the Sick.

Judie was predeceased by her siblings Mary-Jane Vanatta, Bette Evans and Jack Brandel. Mourning her death and missing her cooking and love, and committed to imbuing the next generation with kindness, patience, and respect are: Her husband of 60years this December 26th, Ray Olech; Children - Judith (Edward) Milcarsky, Vincent (Melissa) Olech, Ramona (Christian) Petersen, Valerie (Matthew) Byrne; Grandchildren - William (Briana) Raymond, Cavin, Noah, Leah, Caleb, Machaela, Elianna; Great Grandchildren - Jonah, Vivian, Hayes, And Owen; Brother - Bill (Dorothy) Brandel.

At 10 o'clock a.m. on September 27, 2017, funeral services will be at Saint James Cathedral Downtown Orlando, where she was baptized, married, and received all of her sacraments.

The family request that in lieu of flowers contributions to be made to St. Judes Childrens hospital.

This great lady was dedicated to God and loved books, art museums, the game Scrabble, trips to the beach, and Shakespeare, rose bushes, giraffes and the love of her life.

Ava Maria was her favorite hymn " Love is here to stay" was her and Rays favorite song, and blue was her favorite color.